Fairfax County Revitalization Conference on Sept. 16


Aug. 26, 2009
OPA 154/09

News Highlights  

  • Free event on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 8:30 a.m. to noon, Fairfax County Government Center
  • Registration required by Wednesday, Sept. 9; more information is online

More Information 

The Fairfax County Office of Community Revitalization and Reinvestment (OCRR) will host the 2009 Fairfax County Revitalization Conference on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax. This free event is open to the public; a continental breakfast will be served. Due to limited seating, registration is required by Wednesday, Sept. 9. Registration information and the agenda are available online.

This year’s conference ― “Fairfax County: New Market Realities”― focuses on how the economics of redevelopment have changed due to the recent economic downturn; what impact the financial crisis has had on development and redevelopment; and what opportunities may arise during the next few years. Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova will deliver welcoming remarks; closing remarks will be by Fairfax County Executive Anthony H. Griffin.

The keynote address will be delivered by Joshua Kahr, founder and principal of KAHR Real Estate Services. Kahr is a nationally recognized expert in real estate market analysis, finance and investment. He also currently is on the faculty at Columbia University and New York University. The keynote speech will address the impact of the recent economic downturn on development projects and highlight future opportunities in the current financial climate.

Two panels of regional and industry leaders will discuss the impact of the recent financial crisis on redevelopment project construction and financing. Topics of discussion include future development trends in Fairfax County and options for encouraging revitalization projects in the existing environment.

More information on the conference and services offered by OCRR are available online. To request reasonable ADA accommodations, call 703-324-9300, TTY 711.

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